Here is another point where the
Truth stands Clear from error.
In Islam, between
2 to 5 % of your
income goes directly to the poor, which can include a relative.
It has been calculated that 3% of the
wheat in the world would feed all the starving people.
This system of the Believer to hand the 3%
directly to the poor is the solution.
In giving the 3% to the poor, you avoid
corruption, fore as we know, money can corrupt.
Also another benefit from giving the
money directly to the poor as prescribed in Islam, you can
connect with the people in need. You can enjoy and share in
their happiness when you help them.
In Christianity, 10% of your entire
Income, goes to the so-called 'non-profit' organization called
This is named "Tithing" and the Church
claims that the Bible backs up this 10% donation, even though
Jesus taught also to give your money to the poor. "Jesus said
unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast,
and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven:
Paul continually changed the words of
Jesus, instead of giving money to the Poor as Jesus taught, Paul
wrote in the Gospel;
In the same way the Lord has given orders
that those who preach the Gospel should be supported by those
who accept it." ( I Corinthians 9:13-14)
This is a false claim by Paul, no where in
the Bible does Jesus or God command to give money to those who
preach the Gospel, though unfortunately the church obeys Paul
more than Jesus or God.
The difference between the Church and
Islamic charity is that large amounts of money are left with
individuals in Christianity, therefore opening the opportunity
As we see recently, the Christian Rev.
Henry Lyons, President of the National Christian Baptist
Convention, USA, was convicted of racketeering and grand theft
on charges of swindling millions of dollars from Christian
companies seeking to do business with his followers.
This is of course a extreme case but what
is common among Christian Churches while absent among Islamic
Mosques is that the Ministers in Christianity take a salary for
themselves which averages over Thirty Thousand Dollars a year.
While in Islam, the Ministers consider
preaching the words of Allah, a reward in itself.
In conclusion, we see that Christianity's
system lacks protection against corruption and lacks connection
with the poor.
While Islam offers both.